You Asked, We Answered: What Does BDSM Stand For? [INFOGRAPHIC]

We analyzed the use of chains and whips. We re-watched some movie classics. Finally, we went through some serious studies while trying to answer what does BDSM stand for.

What Does BDSM Stand For

The term “BDSM” itself originates from 1991, although the certain BDSM practices have probably existed way back in the past (don’t know why, but the first thing that comes to our mind is Marquise De Sade and the movie that depicts a couple of years of his life, Quill, with a phenomenal Geoffrey Rush in the main role).

Today, a BDSM includes a variety of erotic games such as bondage, dominance and submission, sadomasochism, role-playing etc. Also, when posing a question such as “What does BDSM stand for?” you can simply sit down and analyze the acronym itself. It goes like this: B stands for bondage, DS for dominance/submission and SM for sadomasochism. Pretty awesome, right? And now we can get down to explaining every particular category and spill out an additional info that cost us some extra digging.

Tie me up, please – Bondage

BondageThere is something extremely hot about the person that is tied up and left to mercy of another person. Hell, we firmly believe there are certainly many people out there who would say they are not into bondage at first, but we could bet they are still fantasizing about tying the knot (and by this, we don’t mean marriage!)

The person that allows to be tied up gives their full consent to the other person to exercise their will, by allowing them to dictate the tempo of the entire game so we believe this could be the most important bondage meaning. There are many examples of the bondage, even in the popular cinematography, and one of the most notable is certainly 9 ½ weeks, which is an 80s era classic. Mickey Rourke does a pretty good job with Kim Basinger, and we are guessing there are lots of women out there wishing they have been in Kim’s position(s)!

Obey me, now – Dominance and Submission

Dominance and submissionIn the game of dominance and submission, one person is always assuming the role of the master or the mistress while the other person is their subject, or a slave. Dominance and submission can be additionally spiced up with the already mentioned bondage elements or it could be the other way around. Please keep in mind that the limits between the categories are no strict at all!

BDSM and Love? You gotta be kiddin’ me!

The entire idea might sound rough and inconceivable to an average, mainstream person. However, it’s not unusual at all that once the BDSM game is done, a couple shares the moments of intense closeness which certainly says a lot about the BDSM relationship’s sustainability. Who would’ve guessed?

Who’s Been a Bad Girl – Discipline

DisciplineOnce again, one party will take the role of the master/mistress, while the other side will be the subject that is eager to receive a deserved (or not so deserved? This is a philosophical one!) punishment. The term discipline could easily be branched to spanking, pegging, OTK spanking and all sorts of punishment that the slave is simply yearning to receive. The discipline, however, brings an utmost pleasure to both domme and the sub. We believe that this could be a great moment to pass the quote from the Susan Wright, member of the National Coalition of Sexual Freedom board of directors from the United States. “Talking about what you want to get into is such a sexy, vulnerable thing to do. It really heightens the intensity.” She also stated that consent is like a foreplay, and this is something that certainly applies to all sorts of BDSM games.

BDSM on Big Screen

BDSM on Big ScreenOkay, we can still designate the 50 shades of Grey as a complete and utter failure, at least in terms of questionable originality and bluntness we witnessed – namely, the chemistry between Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan is the only good thing in the movie in our opinion – still, we have to admit this was the first major breakthrough of BDSM on the big screen, which help it gain a popularity with a wider audience (we’re looking at you, housewives!). And although we fail to grasp the reasons behind all this – yet we are seriously suspecting it was just a matter of a good timing – the fact is that The 50 Shades of Grey is not to be mistaken with the real BDSM, in comparison with which we could call it a lemonade.

Do you believe we failed to mention something crucial? Dungeon masters, we dare you to say something about it in the comment section below!